The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Mark Power The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced a shortlist of projects contending for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize. Awarded annually for the United Kingdom’s best new building, the prize “epitomizes the enviable global reputation of UK architecture,” RIBA president Ben Derbyshire said in a press release.

“These six buildings could hardly be more diverse in typology and scale— from a rustic stable block-turned-theater to a vast national railway station. But what they have in common—ground-breaking innovation, extraordinary creativity and the highest quality materials and detailing—sets them apart, rightfully earning them a chance to win the highest accolade in architecture,” Derbyshire said in the same release.

The six contenders will be judged on “a range of criteria including design vision, innovation and originality, capacity to stimulate engage and delight occupants and visitors, accessibility and sustainability, how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction,” according to RIBA’s website. The winner will be named on Oct. 8.

Last year, the 2018 Stirling Prize was awarded Bloomberg, a towering office building designed by Foster + Partners.

The 2019 Shortlist:

David Grandorge

Cork House in Berkshire, EnglandMatthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Tim Crocker

Goldsmith Street in Norwich, EnglandMikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley

Paul Raftery

London Bridge Station in London

Joas Souza

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience in Moray, Scotland
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Hélène Binet

Nevil Holt Opera in Leicestershire, England
Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Mike Dinsdale

The Weston in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England Feilden Fowles Architects